Vaginal agenesis, vaginal septum, and congenital uterine abnormalities often go undetected and may cause no symptoms. However, that may change at the start of menses or sexual activity, when trying to become pregnant, or during pregnancy. It’s at that point that either menstruation doesn’t start or a woman experiences pain and difficulty having sex, getting pregnant, or maintaining a pregnancy.
Working with a Specialist
Some pediatricians and gynecologists may not consider a congenital difference in anatomy when a teen complains of abdominal pain that could be related to blocked menstrual flow, or a woman has difficulty having intercourse. Getting your care from a specialist who works with young women with these concerns will ensure you get the right treatment at the right time. Coming to terms with these anatomical differences and preparing for the self-care needed are all important steps in the treatment process.
Our Team Approach
Our team includes experts in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, urogynecology, and other specialties, including urology, physical therapy, reproductive endocrinology, and behavioral health. That’s important when complicated anatomical differences require treatment. These specialists may be needed when conditions that affect the kidneys, ureters, and bowels are also present. Our patient navigator will help you coordinate multiple appointments with specialists as needed and will help you manage the process from your initial consultation through your diagnosis and treatment.